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'''Alan Wilson Watts''' (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western culture|Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal Church (United States)|Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies. Watts gained a large following in the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA, a Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley, California|Berkeley. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern...
Birth nameAlan Wilson Watts
Birth date{{Birth date|1915|1|6|df=y}}
Birth placeChislehurst, Kent, England
Death date{{Death date and age|1973|11|16|1915|1|6|df=y}}
Death placeMt. Tamalpais, California, United States
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